For the benefit of the Greater Community, this service is being offered at “free of cost” to everyone holding a valid Emirates ID. As you are aware the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sinopharm is inactivated registered vaccine in the UAE which provides acquired immunity against COVID-19. Moreover, this vaccine will be given in term of two doses with an interval 21 – 28 days between the first & second doses.
Based on initial results of phase 3 trials have shown it has an overall efficacy of 86%. The analysis also shows the vaccine to have 99% seroconversion rate of neutralizing antibody and 100% effectiveness in preventing moderate and severe cases of the disease. It showed no serious safety concerns till date.
Zulekha Hospital Sharjah started this CSR initiative last 3rd of January. A total of 300 people have been vaccinated as in the first three days of vaccination.
Mr. Philip Jacob, 49 years old working in a Pharmaceutical company was very happy to express his thought after getting his vaccine “I feel happy and safe now, I will definitely inform my family members and friends to go for vaccination at the earliest. Thanks to Zulekha Hospital for this initiative”; and Ms. Dinah Argonza, 39 years old from Philippines said, “Covid-19 Pandemic has brought fear in each of us and now the vaccine has come and it has lifted the fear and anxiety. I’m very happy that I got vaccinated and thanks to Zulekha Hospital.”
Dr. Pramod Chhabrani, Specialist Medical Microbiology and Infection Control Doctor at Zulekha Hospital shared his thought about the Covid-19 Vaccine, “COVID-19 vaccination is the best & most successful medical intervention. It can help to protect you by creating an antibody response in your body without getting you sick with COVID-19. It also might help to protect people around you from COVID-19 infection by providing herd immunity.”
Covid-19 Pandemic has created heaps of chaos in individual lives and as the New Year comes, new hope is bestowed upon us, through this Covid-19 Vaccine.
Individuals can call or WhatsApp the hospital on 600524442 to book the vaccination appointment. Zulekha Hospital has been a forerunner in stepping up each time and supporting the nations agenda of beating the spread of the virus and encourages UAE residents to step up and fight the fear.
About Zulekha Healthcare Group
Zulekha Healthcare Group is among the forerunners in UAE healthcare. Today the Zulekha Healthcare Group includes two multidisciplinary hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah, as well as four UAE medical centres and four pharmacies providing specialised treatments in over 30 disciplines. The Group has a multidisciplinary Hospital in India – Alexis. Zulekha Hospital has received extensive recognition for its commitment towards quality care and sustainable business practices, and recently received the prestigious Dubai Quality Award for the second time in four years, underling a commitment to providing high quality healthcare to patients and society.